“Our treasure has come from the Lord”.

From a sermon by Saint Leo the Great, pope Each man’s profit matches his toil The Lord says: Unless your justice exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter into the kingdom of heaven. How indeed can justice exceed, unless compassion rises above judgment? What is as right or as worthy as Read More

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Did Jesus fail on the Cross?

In his book “God is near us”, the Pope Benedict XVI brilliantly answer the question “Did Jesus fail on the Cross?” “Did Jesus fail? Well, he certainly was not successful in the same sense as Caesar or Alexander the Great. From the worldly point of view, he did fail in the first instance: he died Read More

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Did Jesus call the Jews to abandon Judaism?

by Joel Moreira, nds Reading an article of Ronald J. Allen about pericopes of Acts of Apostles, I have found some interesting comments regarding the relationship of Jesus’ teaching and the Jewish people and I supposed this excerpt was worth taking a look: ‘Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the Read More

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Mummy Mask May Reveal Oldest Known Gospel

A text that may be the oldest copy of a gospel known to exist — a fragment of the Gospel of Mark that was written during the first century, before the year 90 — is set to be published. At present, the oldest surviving copies of the gospel texts date to the second century (the Read More

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A reflection for January 1st

Feast of the Mother of God, of the Circumcision of Jesus, World Day of Peace by Isabelle Denis, nds In the 7th century Church of Rome, January 1 was the first feast during the days following Christmas in honor of the Virgin Mother of God – Theotokos, as the Oriental Church calls her. To this Octave of Christmas Read More

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The Gospel according to Jewish Scholars

Brandeis University Professor of Biblical Studies Marc Zvi Brettler assures us that The Jewish Annotated New Testament is neither part of a Jewish conspiracy to take over America, as one anti-Jewish blogger claims, nor part of an attempt to convince Jews to convert to Christianity, as an Amazon respondent warns. “Both perspectives are absurd, and Read More

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